Opinion Paper - Special Collection: Open Science Practices - a vision for the future of SAJIP

The replicability crisis as chance for psychological research and South African Journal of Industrial Psychology

Alina S. Hernandez Bark
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 45 | a1724 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v45i0.1724 | © 2019 Alina S. Hernandez Bark | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 31 July 2019 | Published: 13 December 2019

About the author(s)

Alina S. Hernandez Bark, Department of Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science, Institute of Psychology, Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Problemification: This article identifies the drivers of and solutions to the replicability crisis for psychological science and the South African Journal of Industrial Psychology (SAJIP).

Implications: The article addresses and discusses possible starting points to tackle the recent replicability crisis and convert it into a chance for psychological research and the SAJIP.

Purpose: To combine a discussion about the replicability crisis and how it could improve psychological research standards and journal policies.

Recommendations: The article provides recommendation on how to change SAJIP’s policies to increase international visibility.


Replication crisis; Open science practices; Open science; Reproducibility crisis; Psychological research


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